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USA: Saffron Road™ Celebrates One Year

| 09/07/2011 | Reply
USA: Saffron Road™ Celebrates One Year

Adnan Durrani, CEO of American Halal Co., said, “Our niche is not bound to just one category—ethnic, halal or all-natural, but transcends several dietary needs, making way for a more premium choice for consumers with sophisticated and unique tastes.”

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Malaysia: Tesco to increase local SME products to be sold in China

| 29/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Tesco to increase local SME products to be sold in China

They also want to encourage more Halal food suppliers who want to penetrate the Chinese market to approach Tesco as the Muslim population in China is estimated to be about 80 million people.

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UK: Ocado shares plunge

| 28/06/2011 | Reply
UK: Ocado shares plunge

Ocado is launching its own products and it yesterday unveiled a partnership with Carrefour to sell the French chain’s food products. Tim Steiner, Ocado’s chief executive, said the link-up was the first of many “speciality” ranges that would include Oriental, kosher, halal and diabetic foods

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UK: Asda celebrates 10 years with £1bn sales of local food

| 24/06/2011 | Reply
UK: Asda celebrates 10 years with £1bn sales of local food

On the day that Asda celebrates its 10th year working with local suppliers, the retailer announces that is has clocked up £1bn of sales since it began working with local and ethnic suppliers in 2001.

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Saffron Road introduces 8 new products to Whole Foods

| 16/06/2011 | Reply
Saffron Road introduces 8 new products to Whole Foods

Saffron Road™, the packaged food brand of American Halal Co., will begin shipping eight additional All Natural, Antibiotic-Free, Hormone-Free, Halal Certified frozen foods to Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) stores nationally in June 2011.

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USA: Krispy Krunchy Chicken experiencing growth spurt

| 11/06/2011 | Reply
USA: Krispy Krunchy Chicken experiencing growth spurt

Krispy Krunchy Chicken features Extended Shelf Life (ESL) chicken; chicken exclusively produced by Tyson; and Halal chicken, all with a proprietary preparation process.

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Opinion: An Islamic approach to ethical consumerism

| 09/06/2011 | Reply
Opinion: An Islamic approach to ethical consumerism

Until recently, halal foods were defined only by ritual slaughter and mass-market production. But today’s ethical consumer trends are making the industry take a second look at what halal really means.

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UK: Meat Management Awards 2011 – Best Poultry Product

| 09/06/2011 | Reply
UK: Meat Management Awards 2011 – Best Poultry Product

This year saw Lancashire based family firm Gafoor Poultry Products awarded as a
finalist in the best poultry product category with two entries from their own brand ‘Gafoor Pure Halal’.

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Germany: Lack of Halal Food in German Supermarkets

| 07/06/2011 | Reply
Germany: Lack of Halal Food in German Supermarkets

The offer of halal foods in German supermarkets is scarce and many of them are reluctant to widen their range of food that meets the requirements of practicing Muslims, even though the demand is increasing and the potential for future sales promising.

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Malaysia: AYS Sees Rising Demand For Halal Frozen Ready-To-Eat Meals

| 02/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: AYS Sees Rising Demand For Halal Frozen Ready-To-Eat Meals

A recent MOU signing allows Zion Alliance and its business partner, VGP Group of Companies, to distribute AYS’s Sri Kulai microwaveable halal frozen ready-to-eat Malaysian meals throughout their network in India.

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Thailand: Thai private sector urged to penetrate China’s halal market

| 18/05/2011 | Reply
Thailand: Thai private sector urged to penetrate China’s halal market

China’s halal food producers are small-scale entrepreneurs whose products have little value added and lack branding and technology to push their goods to international standards, so it offers an opportunity for Thai Halal merchandise to penetrate the Chinese market.

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UK: BVA calls for total pre-stunned slaughter

| 18/05/2011 | Reply
UK:  BVA calls for total pre-stunned slaughter

Last month, the EU Environment, Public Health and Food Safety committee voted in favour of new labelling regulations requiring meat to be labelled as stunned or non-stunned. The new measures will be put forward for full approval by the parliament in July.

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Canada: Supermarket speaks language of Halal

| 08/05/2011 | Reply
Canada: Supermarket speaks language of Halal

Sunny Foodmart is owned by three Chinese Canadians who have stocked food from a multitude of cultures and reached out to Muslim customers with a certified halal meat counter.

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Canada: Kraft calls on star chefs to capture immigrant market

| 13/04/2011 | Reply
Canada: Kraft calls on star chefs to capture immigrant market

Major North American food companies have been expanding their overseas markets for decades. But targeting ethnic consumers on home turf is still relatively uncharted territory. Industry analysts say that’s changing, as shifting demographics in Canada force mainstream food companies to recognize new growth opportunities among domestic minority groups.

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UK: The truth about your supermarket loaf

| 31/03/2011 | Reply
UK: The truth about your supermarket loaf

European law is to change, and retailers will be soon forced to reveal all foods that have been previously frozen. Top of the list is the lovely ‘fresh baked’ bread that we love to smell as we walk past the bakery section in the supermarket. Sorry, but most of it has just gone straight from the freezer to the oven.

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USA: Saffron Road Naturally a Hit at Natural Products Expo West

| 19/03/2011 | Reply
USA: Saffron Road Naturally a Hit at Natural Products Expo West

Adnan Durrani, CEO of American Halal (parent company of Saffron Road), said, “We had this intuitive vision over a year ago – that with Saffron Road we could build a Halal brand based on ethical consumerism, which embodied the timeless values of the natural food movement our team had embraced over the last two decades: antibiotic-free, hormone-free, sustainably-farmed, and Certified Humane®.

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Are you stocking Halal-certified foods?

| 09/03/2011 | Reply
Are you stocking Halal-certified foods?

“The number of available halal products in the U.S. is miniscule,” says Jack Acree, president of Stamford, Conn.-based American Halal Co., which manufactures Saffron Road products, one of the few lines of all-natural, certified-Halal packaged foods.

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Singapore: Brunei Halal brand gets support in S’pore

| 16/02/2011 | Reply
Singapore: Brunei Halal brand gets support in S’pore

NTUC FairPrice, which is run by Singapore’s National Trade Union Congress, started offering the Brunei halal products in the middle of October 2010, the first supermarket chain to do so outside the Sultanate.

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UK: Church of England concerns over Halal

| 14/02/2011 | Reply
UK: Church of England  concerns over Halal

The Church’s financial arm has also come under pressure to withdraw its investments – worth millions of pounds – in supermarkets that do not clearly label halal food.

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France: Suspension of Herta halal production

| 04/02/2011 | Reply
France: Suspension of Herta halal production

Nestle’s Position Statement on their withdrawal of Herta Halal products until full assessment has been made of the necessary supply chain needs.

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